Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VII and His Son (Segare) Ichikawa Shinnosuke II

「市川団十郎」(七代目)、「倅 市川新之助」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1823 (Bunsei 6), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunimune II (Kunimasa II) (Japanese, 1792–1857), Publisher Imariya Ushizô (Bunhôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 9 (1981), list #4.6; Ukiyo-e taisei 10 (1930), #232

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.3 x 25.1 cm (14 11/16 x 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.22666

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The future ichikawa Danjûrô VIII received his first stage name, Ichikawa Shinnosuke II, at the age of one month, during the kaomise performance at the Ichimura theater.

Signed

Kunimasa ga
国政画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection